Objectives and Attainment Targets of the Study Programme
- To train engineers who have a due command of the physical foundations on which the properties (physical, mechanical, chemical, electronic, ...) of materials (alloys, polymers (including natural polymers), ceramics, composites) rest in all their forms on the one hand and the production of the various materials from their raw materials on the other hand.
- To train engineers who - both on a self-reliant basis and as a member of a team - are duly capable of efficiently and methodically optimising production methods and processes as well as purposively designing new and/or improved materials with a view to complying with increasingly stricter environmental regulatory requirements, developing sustainable materials and processes, in observance of the increasing need to effect recyclability, energy savings, improving the resistance against environmental impact, further miniaturisation, optimisation of the strength/weight ratio, and of performing lifecycle analyses.
- To train engineers who have the required research attitudes and skills to contribute to the innovation industry or scientific research in this discipline and who are capable of doing so by embracing a lifelong learning attitude.
- To train engineers who have the necessary social skills to assume people management positions.
- To possess a due sense of technical creativity, showing due respect for the environment and to have the appropriate social skills.
- To have acquired an in-depth understanding of the laws on which the properties of the materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, textiles, composites, ...) are based and on which the product derived therefrom rest.
- To be duly capable of designing new materials or improving existing materials and/or innovating or optimising production methods and processes.
- To have the appropriate sense of team spirit and to be duly able to use know-how as part of a wide-ranging human framework.
- To be duly capable of retrieving the relevant documents and information on a specific subject, of studying and reviewing these documents and information at an advanced scientific level and to subsequently report thereon in an appropriate manner.